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Sichuan & Yangtze Delights

  • Duration
    14 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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Starting at the heart of Sichuan Province, spend time seeing the rock carvings of Dazu and explore Wulong before embarking on a three-night Yangtze River cruise. Also included is a visit to see the pandas, the Terracotta Army and a walk on the Great Wall.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 12 , Lunches: 11 , Dinners: 12
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3/4 star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Yangtze River Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 2Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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Tour Highlights

Our Sichuan & Yangtze Delights tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Sichuan & Yangtze Delights Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2
    Fly Overnight To Chongqing
    Days 1-2: Fly Overnight To Chongqing

    Fly overnight to Chongqing. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Discover Dazu
    Day 3: Discover Dazu

    Travel by road to Dazu, home to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Dazu Rock Carvings. Here, you will find thousands of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist idols and symbols carved into the rock faces across 70 sites. Made between the 9th-13th-centuries, these rock carvings are some of the best preserved in China. Enjoy the day in Dazu before returning to Chongqing.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Explore Wulong
    Day 4: Explore Wulong

    Travel to Wulong, an area of stunning natural scenery and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time strolling through the national park walking amongst the dramatic karst landscapes that include the naturally formed stone bridges, narrow gorges and limestone formations. Here, visit the Three Bridges National Park and Fairy Mountain. Stay overnight in Wulong.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Discover Chongqing
    Day 5: Discover Chongqing

    Return to Chongqing and begin the day by heading to Hongyadong, an 11-storey, 75-metre high stilt house that has been built alongside a steep bank of the Jialing River. Also included is a visit to E'ling Park – a beautiful green oasis in the heart of Yuzhon District that overlooks the metropolis of Chongqing city below. Enjoy a hot pot dinner, before boarding your Yangtze River cruise vessel for a three-night stay.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 6-7
    Yangtze River Cruise
    Days 6-7: Yangtze River Cruise

    As you cruise downstream, it's time to relax and let nature take over, revealing some of the worlds most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next two days, take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Steam and enjoy various shore excursions.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Yichang To Chengdu
    Day 8: Yichang To Chengdu

    Disembark the cruise vessel in Yichang and visit the Three Gorges Dam, a man-made marvel and a massive feat of engineering. Later, travel by bullet train to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Meet The Pandas
    Day 9: Meet The Pandas

    Begin the day with a visit to Chengdu's famous panda reserve to see the bears playing and chomping bamboo in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat as well as learn about the breeding programme at the conservation centre. Later, board the bullet train to the former imperial capital of Xian.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Terracotta Warriors
    Day 10: Terracotta Warriors

    After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors and horses. Also visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and even buy a souvenir to take home. Later, take a leisurely stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian's old town. In the evening, feast on Shui Jiao dumplings followed by a Tang Dynasty show.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Bullet Train To Beijing
    Day 11: Bullet Train To Beijing

    Begin the day by travelling on the bullet train to Beijing, the capital of China. Later, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the warren-like hutongs and visit a local family to gain a deeper insight into daily life in the hutongs.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    The Great Wall
    Day 12: The Great Wall

    This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. Also visit a jade factory and enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. End the day watching a Chinese acrobatic show.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Imperial Beijing
    Day 13: Imperial Beijing

    Begin the day soaking up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch the locals as they mingle, dance and play cards. In the afternoon, head to Tiananmen Square, Beijing's symbolic heart, and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. This evening, savour Beijing's best-known delicacy – Peking duck.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 14-15
    Fly Beijing To Australia
    Days 14-15: Fly Beijing To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Night 1
    Xinliang Hotel
    Xinliang Hotel
    The 4-star Xinliang Hotel is located in the heart of Chengdu, just a short distance from some of the cities key attractions. The hotel's interior was inspired by Bashu culture and blended with a modern charm. Enjoy the recreational facilities available to you, including a sauna and steamroom designed for escapism and relaxation.
  • Nights 2
    Lanxi International Hotel
    Lanxi International Hotel
    A short distance from Xian's historic old town, the 4-star Lanxi International hotel features a terrace for you to enjoy, as well as an indoor pool and hot tub. The modern guest rooms offer a private bathroom, desk and flat screen TV.
  • Nights 3
    Mercure Beijing Downtown
    Mercure Beijing Downtown
    The 4-star Mercure Beijing Downtown is very well connected across the city, with easy access to the city centre and multiple transport links. The elegant and spacious guests rooms offer free internet access and satelite TV.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 8°c
  • 20mm
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Beijing
  • -3°c
  • 3mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 21mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
  • Beijing
  • 0°c
  • 5mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 36mm
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
  • Beijing
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 105mm
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 21mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 23°c
  • 152mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 34mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 26°c
  • 171mm
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
  • Beijing
  • 24°c
  • 78mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 175mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
  • Beijing
  • 26°c
  • 185mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 134mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
  • Beijing
  • 25°c
  • 160mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 24°c
  • 128mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 46mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 92mm
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 22mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 46mm
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
  • Beijing
  • 5°c
  • 7mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 25mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
  • Beijing
  • -1°c
  • 3mm
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Sichuan & Yangtze Delights map

Places Visited: Chongqing (2N) - Dazu - Wulong (1N) - Yangtze River Cruise (3N) - Yichang - Chengdu (1N) - Xian (2N) - Beijing (3N)

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